Little ‘farmers’ learn about local produce at Sunrise

The chickens outside the school were a favorite of many students. Even school staff got to dress up for Farm 2 School day. Evan Carlson shows as many teeth as he’s got right now — his adult ones will surely grow in with the aid of some good nutrition from the school cafeteria. 
Photos by Derrick Knutson
Dayton Smith admitted being quite the John Deere aficionado. Chloe Smith shows off her bright pink cowgirl hat.
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Evan Carlson shows as many teeth as he’s got right now — his adult ones will surely grow in with the aid of some good nutrition from the school cafeteria. Photos by Derrick Knutson

Sunrise River School in North Branch Friday was a mix of flannel shirts, cowboy hats and John Deere shirts during “Farm 2 School” day.

Students learned about fruits and vegetables that were grown on local farms — the produce they then ate at lunchtime.

Outside the school, there was a John Deere tractor courtesy of Cole Giese’s grandfather, Harley Meyer.

From Robin Thielbar’s farm in McGregor, Bantam, Cuckoo Maran and Barred Rock chickens were a favorite of the students.

North Branch Food Service purchases farm fresh eggs from Thielbar for the school year.

Photos by Derrick Knutson